Played littlehampton this saturday just gone as a visiting 3 ball.
I have ranked as excellent given the overall experience we had. We played Royal Ashdown Forest (both courses) on the Friday, 2 rounds at Littlehampton on the Saturday and one round at Goodwood on sunday. And our group on reflection thought Littlehampton was not far behind the others in quality, and certainly up there given the overall experience.
Clubhouse at littlehampton is fine. Nothing amazing but were looked after fine. Was a shame not to see any members there having saturday lunch.
Pro shop looked after us, and we paid £45 for two rounds with our county cards. This type of value is incredible to play a links course on a saturday as a visitor.
The course is links style, which is typified by the first 12 holes, with last 6 being flatter in nature with more water coming into play.
The greens were in good condition, not great but perfectly playable and true. Fairways were patchy in places and certain areas were quite stoney. Rough was fair and bunkers were ok.
Morning round was quite busy and was nice to see course was full. 3 ball took just under 4 hours which is fine.
We played in the afternoon when course was empty using buggies. Took us less than 3 hours for the round.
Would i rush back again? no. But would i play again next year if visiting in the area? definitely at £45 for two rounds.
With a little bit of money spent on the course, this could really be a hidden gem, given its price to play.
Well done Littlehampton.
Date: August 19, 2019